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  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Any idea who manufactures the PSUs? Reply
  • jonnyGURU - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    I'm guessing these are rebadged CWT's. Not 100% sure until I see a little more than a fleeting glimpse. Reply
  • jonnyGURU - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Got some spy shots. It's based on the FSP Aurum Pro. At least the 1000W and below are. Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    Looks similar to an Enermax on the outside. If Enermax made it, that would be a plus in my book.

    ;)
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  • AmdInside - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    It is not eVGA's first power supply. They've sold a rebranded Antec power supply in the past as an eVGA power supply. Wonder if this is an in house designed or rebranded power supply. Reply
  • chizow - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    If their PSUs are made to their specs and similar quality to the competition, they'll differentiate with legendary customer service. The only thing worst than having expensive hardware fail is the prospect of having to RMA the thing, but EVGA makes that entire process virtually painfree and effortless.

    They also have two major establish product lines that give them natural inroads to this PSU market with their Nvidia GPUs and Intel motherboards. I know fans of EVGA have been asking for EVGA PSUs for some time, but they are a fickle and demanding bunch so the quality has to be there or they won't bite. Hopefully EVGA delivers.

    Looks like a monster PSU though, everything you need to run 4-way SLI on one of their 4-way boards.
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  • ATOmega - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    If by "legendary customer service", you mean making customers pay for shipping on products that are defective through no fault of their own....Then I guess so?

    I have two eVGA video cards and they're fine and all. But they kinda just stick to reference designs.
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  • poolmanjim - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    You mean the same thing that nearly every computer hardware company does? Newegg makes you pay the return shipping and so does Logitech. I agree it is kind of a silly business practice. Why spend $X00 on a killer video card to have it go bottom up on you, just so you can keep it and not pay the $10 return shipping on principle?

    EVGA may use the reference design but they have some of the best warranties and best support in the industry. I for one hate the fact that I can't buy more EVGA stuff.
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  • chizow - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Products fail, not sure what to tell you but to say their warranty practices are somehow deficient is a joke. Honestly PC hardware, and graphics cards in particular have some of the most generous warranties in ANY technology industry.

    Where else are you going to find lifetime warranties on high ticket items like this. Break your iPhone out of warranty? Tough luck. Your monitor or HDTV goes belly up after the 1-2 yr warranty expires? Not only are you paying for shipping, you're paying to get it repaired too.

    In any case, they have the best warranty standards in the industry, in a sector of the industry that is far better than any other tech industry.
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  • Sabresiberian - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    I don't see how you could possibly say EVGA sticks to reference designs when they have a slew of mainboards and even GTX 580s that, well, aren't reference designs by any stretch of the imagination.

    Every manufacturer makes "reference design" products. Pretty much every video card manufacturer will make products that are slight variations on the reference design. EVGA certainly does that, but to say or imply that's all they do is inaccurate.

    ;)
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  • jonnyGURU - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - link

    In actuality, all Nvidia and ATI cards are reference at launch. Only when Nvidia and ATI go "virtual" can cards be something other than reference. This is when Nvidia releases BOM's, schematics, etc. But by then, new cards are no longer new. You can make higher performance or cheaper versions of the card and they may sell well, but those who like to buy bleeding edge products have moved on, therefore they have the impression that most, if not all, products are reference. Reply
  • Beenthere - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Bling will sell even useless or over priced gadgets. This one comes with a handle so you can carry it around to impress your friends when it's not plugged into your PC... DUH. Reply
  • robert3892 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    I think we'll see EVGA bring new features into the PSU market and they are not rebadged units. they are designed by EVGA. It will be interesting to see what the prices and warranty will be like. Reply
  • robert3892 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    http://youtu.be/a_ZeNA6tx0E Reply
  • AtwaterFS - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    If I see them come out with a line of Peripherals in next 3 months then I'll take that as a yes Reply
  • wumpus - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Bit of a problem here. According to code, a standard US 15A line should draw no more than 1440W. Assuming the thing passes 80% with flying colors (all the way up to 1500), a 1500W supply will draw 1800W (conceivably 15.5A, even assuming perfect power factor correction), and better trip the breaker.

    You know you have gone to far when it is time to rewire the office outlet for you computer. Time to learn how to wire a relay and plug two decent power supplies into separate breakers.
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  • jonnyGURU - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Where is it stated that they should draw no more than 1440W? 15A is obvious, but I've never seen a wattage rating. Reply
  • Cheezecroissant - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    simple.. P = E x I

    Power (watts) = E(Volts) x I (amps)

    therefore,

    I =P \ E

    I = 1440w \ 120V = 12A

    I = 1800W \ 120V = 15A

    Breakers will overcurrent trip at >80% of their rated load, so a 15A breaker should trip when sustained current draw exceeds 12A.
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